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A fine quality eight day Georgian longcase clock by William Peacock of York c.1780

  • Maker: William Peacock working circa 1780 1832, York and Hull.
  • Date: 1780
  • Height: 225cm
  • Width: 54cm
  • Depth: 26cm
  • Price: 3,800

 

Case

A fine quality oak 8 day longcase clock by William Peacock of York, circa 1780.

The well proportioned case of typical East Yorkshire design, constructed of figured oak having excellent original colour and patination.

The shallow pagoda topped hood having a fretted silk lined sound fret to the centre, beneath dentil moulding to the cornice and turned freestanding pillars terminating with brass capitals. Glazed movement viewing windows to the hood sides.

The long shaped top trunk door over the moulded box base with shaped plinth.

The original steel lock and brass hinges to the trunk door.

Dial

The arched brass dial of elegant design with finely cast ornate spandrel mounts to the corners and arch.

The finely matted dial centre with silvered subsidiary seconds zone, recessed into the matted centre, ringed calendar work, within the square aperture above the VI, arched silvered makers nameplate signed for Will'm Peacock York. 

The silvered chapter ring having bold Roman numerals and an outer minute circle with Arabic numerals at five minute intervals.

The arch with a silvered strike silent zone, with matted to work to the centre of the zone.

Movement

The high quality movement is of eight day duration, the plates united by five knopped pillars, anchor escapement and striking the hours on a single bell, with strike silent facility. The movement is very high quality, having all the features to match the high quality workmanship of a similar period London clock.

The movement is fully restored by our horologist who works exclusively for us.
Our horologist is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute (FBHI), having 35 years of full time professional engagement in the repair & restoration of clocks, watches, music boxes & barometers. He was the recipient of the 1977 Worshipful Company of Clockmakers Bronze Medal.

Weights and pendulum


The original lead weights, original brass faced pendulum.

Hands


Finely fretted and wrought blued steel hands.


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